Man and his dog rescued after week lost in wilderness of northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On May 5, a 55 year old man surnamed Chiu (邱) and his faithful dog went hiking in the mountains of Jianshi (尖石) in Hsinchu County, only to become lost for nearly seven day...

Once called ‘the devil,’ cleft lip girl sings her way onto Taipei Universiade stage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—A Taiwanese indigenous girl, born with serious cleft lip and cleft palate, came a long way to be selected as the singer of Taipei 2017 Summer Universiade theme song, “...

After only 21 years, French priest becomes Taiwanese citizen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Breaking from recent precedent, a French Catholic priest has been granted Taiwanese citizenship despite having lived in Taiwan for less than half the time other recent recipien...

Nice maple viewing places tucked in mountains of Hsinchu County

Jianshih and Wufeng in Hsinchu County are among the best places in Taiwan for maple leaves chasers as maple leaves in these two townships change to beautiful yellow and red colors in December every ye...

Taiwan to be out of Typhoon Megi's range by Wednesday morning

Taipei, Sept. 27 (CNA) Typhoon Megi will pass through Taiwan into the Taiwan Strait by late Tuesday night, and the island is expected to be outside of the storm's sphere by Wednesday morning, the Ce...

Mkmatuy to hold thanksgiving festival on Aug 28

Mkmatuy, a tribal unit of the Atayal Tribe located in Jianshih Township, Hsinchu County, will hold a thanksgiving and harvest festival on Aug 28 for the purpose of reviving the Atayal tribal culture, ...

Two Jesuit priests honored for decades of devotion to Taiwan

Taipei, June 9 (CNA) Two Jesuit priests received Plum Blossom Cards (???) from the National Immigration Agency on Monday, giving them permanent resident status in Taiwan in recognition of their ...

Snow falls in mountainous areas of Yilan, Taoyuan, Hsinchu

Taipei, Feb. 9 (CNA) The latest cold front that has caused the mercury to plunge has also brought snow to mountainous areas in the counties of Yilan and Hsincu, as well as in Taoyuan City, forestry ...

School, office closures announced for tropical storm

Taipei, Sept. 20 (CNA) Closures were announced Saturday for schools and offices in Taichung, Tainan and Kaohsiung municipalities, as well as in Changhua, Nantou, Yunlin, Pingtung, Taitung, Hualien, ...